Saturday, July 5, 2014

Happy Birthday 'Merica

Just a little fun art we did at school last week during class. We talked about Independence day, learned the Pledge of Allegiance, had a Picnic outside for Lunch and even read books on Fireworks. 
The kiddo's really seemed to enjoy all different fun activities we had planed for them and the best part about the whole thing was… was a 4 day school week!!! Holla!!!! 

We had a low key celebration this year, we talked about going to a few different Fire Work shows in the area, even down in Nashville but we really didn't want to have to deal with the after math of the traffic getting home. So we opted to stay home and do a little grilling on the patio. Earlier that day we went out and did a little shopping for some things around the house. We also checked out the local mall here, it actually wasn't to bad for such a small country area. A few store defiantly worth going back for. After a quick lunch we headed back home to start on dinner.
 It was just going to be the two of us, I had invited a couple people from work over but they had other things going on. Our friends B & C were outta town and so it was just going to be the two of us. After I got to cooking and putting everything together I realized we had a lot of food for just the two of us. That tends to happen every so often. lol Lucky we had been out chatting with our neighbors earlier and they had mentioned they were grilling out as well. I decided to go over and see if they'd want to join us instead. They so kindly took us up on our offer and joined us for dinner. 
We spent the next 4+ hours outside on our patio enjoying their company, getting to know them better and watching the fireworks through the tree line behind our house. We eventually carried the conversations inside, were we spent the next 2 hours chatting away. It was a great evening and it couldn't have worked out better. Simple, relaxing with great company and yummy food. Who could of asked for a better way to celebrate America's Independence!!! 

I didn't take to many picture but we did have quite the feast: Grilled Chicken & Bison Kabobs, Grilled Veggie Kabobs, Twice Baked Potatoes, Roasted Corn and Homemade Strawberry Coconut Cake with Homemade Buttercream Icing. 


Katie said...

Such fun crafts with the kids! And dinner sounded great!!!!! It's nice that u got to no ur neighbors better. Iv never even seen mine on the one side of me.

Jamie said...

Those flag hand prints are great!

Brittany said...

Those crafts are so cute!!! Love the flags! And it sounds like ya'll had the perfect 4th. That! Can I come by for dinner later? ;)

Stephanie said...

Sounds like you had a great holiday!